Grab your coat and umbrella and hunt down that ice scraper -- a cold front is bringing showers today and tonight, cold and blustery conditons Thursday and even a hard frost early Friday morning.
"Don't be fooled by the morning sun," said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. "The clouds will be rolling in soon with a chance for rain this afternoon and this evening."
Temperatures were starting out in the low 40s this morning in Lawrence and were expected to climb to 61 by noon. Then the temperature will start to drop, Schack said.
Scattered showers are expected in the Lawrence area by 4 p.m., she said. The National Weather Service is predicting an 80 percent chance for showers this afternoon and a 90 percent chance tonight. Schack said there could be as much as an inch of precipitation.
"Any rain/snow mix should stay off to the west of us," Schack said. "Our first real taste of winter arrives tomorrow."
Blustery, cold conditions are expected Thursday, with temperatures reaching a high of only 40 degrees and northerly winds 15 to 20 mph.
Temperatures will continue to fall Thursday night to a low of 24 by early Friday morning, bringing the first hard frost of the season. Friday's high will be 46.
Saturday's morning low will be 24, with the high reaching 52 Saturday afternoon.